Flat-headed loach

Flat-headed loach is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Oreonectes.

The Flat-headed loach lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The Flat-headed Loach has a cylindrical and elongated body. As its name suggested, the fish has a depressed and flat head with 3 pair of barbels around its ventral mouth. The origin of the dorsal fin placed behind the pelvic fin. More

Flat-headed Loach (Oreonectes platycephalus) was recorded from the upper reaches of PSK Stream. Although common in Hong Kong, this fish species is generally confined to the upper reaches of streams, where it is often the only species present (Dudgeon, 2003). 7. More

Common names

Bin tau chau in Cantonese
Bin tau chau in Chinese (中文)
Flat-headed loach in English
Lättäpäänuoliainen in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Mřenka plochohlavá in Czech (česky)
平头岭鳅 in Mandarin Chinese
平頭嶺鰍 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Balitoridae
Genus : Oreonectes
Species : Oreonectes platycephalus
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